DevOps Resource: Value Streams

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Value Stream Architecture

Creating an Architecture to Connect the Dots in DevOps

As organizations continually evolve and rely on cross-functional teams coming together and adopting DevOps practices, the process of delivering software products must also evolve.  

In this resource, we authors show how value stream architecture facilitates organizational process change and transparency and should be the primary focus for every organization striving for DevOps greatness.  

What's Inside

SECTION 1

Story

In this first section, we will look a recent company merger, and discuss an initial set of tenets for the value stream architect in the organization.

SECTION 2

The Value Stream Architect

Next we dive into the role of a value stream architect, and discuss several factors they must possess to help ensure success.  

SECTION 3

Value Stream Flow Metrics

Finally, we break down a consistent way of measuring value stream flow, by defining the units of flow.

Key Takeaways

“The key difference in the two architecture paradigms is that the traditional “ilities” model focuses on the software product while the value stream model focuses on the delivery of the software product.”

“Value stream architecture is the repeatable process that allows for change while building constant feedback mechanisms to ensure the changes being made are adding the perceived value.”

“It’s crucial that feedback mechanisms are designed and implemented to give the value stream architect a 360-degree view of the entire software development and deployment process.”

“...value stream architecture is the foundation that is cross-cutting through each of the product architectures."

“Outside of individual value streams, the value stream architect influences and consults with each of the platform owners to drive higher level decisions about platform and tooling."

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Authors of This Resource

Mik Kersten CEO, Tasktop Technologies

Nanda Kumar Fellow, Verizon Enterprise Solutions

Daniele Romano Global Continuous Delivery Product Owner, ING

Jason Zubrick Director of Solution Architecture, GameStop

Authors of This Resource

Mik Kersten CEO, Tasktop Technologies  

Nanda Kumar Fellow, Verizon Enterprise Solutions  

Daniele Romano Global Continuous Delivery Product Owner, ING  

Jason Zubrick Director of Solution Architecture, GameStop  

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